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Holland Andrews + Bardos/Miranda

$5 – $20 donation at the door

Originally scheduled as part of the Seattle Improvised Music Festival in February, but cancelled due to snow. Holland Andrews (Portland, OR) is an extended-technique vocalist, composer, and performer who combines complex vocal layerings to create all-encompassing cathartic soundscapes. Their vocal style traverses a vast terrain of textures ranging from opera and throat singing, to noise …

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SIMF: Improvised Dance + Music

$5 – $20 donation at the door

(Originally scheduled for Feb. 9 as part of the 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, but cancelled due to snow.) Seattle Improvised Music Festival presents a performance of Dance & Music, curated by Stephanie Skura. Scruffy & determined, with fierce eyes, sharp beaks, & hearts melting! Nine deep-diving, life-long-improvising, shamanic music/dance mavens come together for the …

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Lori Goldston: Rivulet

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Seattle cellist and composer Lori Goldston, joined by a broadly skilled ensemble of local collaborators, premiers Rivulet, a new piece created especially for this concert about collective strength and imagination, and extra-linguistic memory moving in music and water. Composed with graphic and traditional notation, the score tests and dwells in brackish margins between musical conventions. …

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Beth Fleenor: Straight to the Heart

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Tiny pies & delectable treats, meditation, and catharsis combine with live music, video, and light in a two hour ritual experience. Created by Beth Fleenor (voice / amplified clarinet / sound & food composition) with Scott Keva James (video art), David Verkade (lighting), this will be an evening of taste, breath, listening, motion, and being. …

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Ensemble MidtVest

$5 – $20 donation at the door

Founded in 2002, Denmark’s Ensemble MidtVest consists of a string quartet, a wind quintet and a pianist. Understanding that classical music is a living tradition, rooted in the past, but as relevant today as it has been for centuries, therefore, it is their credo to make the most beautiful music of the past 500 years …

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Ha-Yang Kim: TERMINALS

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Ha-Yang Kim’s TERMINALS is a full-length meditative audiovisual work inspired by the peripatetic quality of contemporary life; arrival and departure points, the constant states of flux both in exterior locations and interior realms, sojourns through dense tech-centric cosmopolitan urbania to vast natural landscapes, the extreme degrees of human connection-communion-discord-solitude. Through contrasting seamless sections of sonic …

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Stephen Fandrich

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Composer Stephen Fandrich presents improvisations and compositions for just-intoned piano along with a program of unusual musical pairings, with very special guests Gamelan Pacifica and Del Sol String Quartet. Stephen Fandrich will perform compositions and improvisations at the piano in an “8 series” just intonation, and will present two unusual instrumental combinations with Javanese gamelan. …

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An Evening with Mother Tongue

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Enjoy an evening designed by Mother Tongue’s Angelina Baldoz, and Katherine Cohen with music, movement, and poetry. Special guests poet Omar Willey, dancer Ezra Dickinson, and trumpeters Greg Kelley and Ray Larsen will join for this one-night-only special offering. Mother Tongue is a two-headed art making machine specializing in post-disciplinary creation, formed in 2015 by …

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SIMF: Paul Hoskin Tribute

$5 – $20 donation at the door

(Originally scheduled for Feb. 9 as part of the 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, but cancelled due to snow. The original artist line-up has since changed somewhat due to the number of participants and their conflicting schedules.) A large group of veteran Seattle improvisers gather to pay tribute to SIMF founder Paul Hoskin, who passed …

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34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Feb. 6 – 10

$5 – $20 donation at the door

SUNDAY UPDATE: The Couth Buzzard show is cancelled, but Racer Sessions is ON at 8 PM! Holland Andrews did not make it from Portland, but this is your last chance to hear the truly remarkable vibraphonist Andria Nicodemou (from Cyprus via Boston), and join in the open improv session following her set. After that, hang …

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34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival

The 34th annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival takes place February 6 – 10, 2019 at five venues around town. All shows are $5 – $20 suggested donation at the door (no advance tickets, cash/checks only) and are open to all ages. See the full festival schedule for show times, venues, and artist line-up for each …

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Neil Rolnick w/ Jennifer Choi & Katheen Supové

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Composer Neil Rolnick pioneered the use of computers in musical performance, beginning in the late 1970s. Based in New York City since 2002, his music has been performed world wide, including recent performances in China and Mexico and across the US. Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s he developed the first integrated electronic arts graduate and …

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Benefit for Baby Cameron w/ Raica, Hair & Space Museum, Panabrite, Leo Mayberry

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Chloe Harris (aka Raica) has been an integral and influential figure in the Pacific Northwest music community for over two decades. Her contributions as a musical artist, producer, DJ, mentor, record label owner (Further), and record shop owner have helped lay the groundwork and build the foundation upon which rests the current success of Seattle’s …

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Pushing 30, Looking Ahead

It’s hard to believe that Nonsequitur is about to enter its 30th year. But here we are, on the threshold of adulthood at last! Approaching this next big anniversary, it feels like a good time to reassess and make some resolutions for the future. Seattle has a remarkably rich and diverse avant music community, with …

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Ana Cervantes: Canto de la Monarca

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Through her deep commitment to new music of all periods, pianist Ana Cervantes puts different times, sensibilities and musical voices into dialogue. Impassioned creator of connections, she opens doors for her listeners. She has inspired, commissioned and been the guiding force for major collections of new piano music from the most eminent living composers of …

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